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post #1 of 3 Old 10-28-2009, 02:48 AM Thread Starter
 
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booting problem

I had one 1gb disk with c drive installed Window7 and D drive for files. E drive is not formatted initially.
then I tried ubuntu by installing in E drive and assign D as swap drive.
not realizing ubuntu not able to play some video formats so after boot into Window7 I just deleted the E drive(Ubuntu). Can't reboot back to Window&, after some research I use MBRFIX on drive C, I now able to boot into Window7, but drive D is not visible. On disk management. this volume shows as (layout)Simple, (type) Basic, (under file system)empty, status shows healthy (primary partition).
Please help.
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I had one 1gb disk with c drive installed Window7 and D drive for files. E drive is not formatted initially.
then I tried ubuntu by installing in E drive and assign D as swap drive.
not realizing ubuntu not able to play some video formats so after boot into Window7 I just deleted the E drive(Ubuntu). Can't reboot back to Window&, after some research I use MBRFIX on drive C, I now able to boot into Window7, but drive D is not visible. On disk management. this volume shows as (layout)Simple, (type) Basic, (under file system)empty, status shows healthy (primary partition).
Please help.
If D is still the Linux swap drive (size would be <= 4x the RAM total), then it needs to be reformatted (delete the partition, create new partition, format). If this D drive is the former E (for files) drive, then most likely Windows 7 doesn't recognize the filesystem cause it's formatted as ext3. The only way to make it readable in Windows 7 without reformatting would be to convert it from ext3 to ntfs using something like the gparted live CD to select that partition and convert it.

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